This rug is in our front hall. I found it one day years ago in a local antique shop. It has two central figures, who in themselves are pretty interesting, but what intrigued me most were the borders. Birds of every colour line up around the edge, and a few extra are thrown in the centre, including one eating from the woman’s hand. Whoever designed this rug loves the bird motif as much as I do. This rug makes me smile every time I pass–sometimes I see something new I had never noticed before. Old rugs have so much to teach us.